5 Cheapest Places To Shop In Macao
By Vikas Sangle
When you are in Macao and want to indulge in some retail therapy that does not burn a big hole in your pocket, then these are the places you can head to. There is more than shopping in store for you at these spots, so get ready to have lots of fun.
- Taipa Flea Market: The most popular flea market in Macao takes place every Sunday near the Bombeiros Square in Taipa. Sellers set up their stalls from 11 am to 8 pm and the place is bustling with inquisitive buyers and enthusiastic sellers. This is a real paradise for bargain hunters who are looking for something unique to take back home and there is a good chance that you may even find that memorable memento. There are dozens of stalls that sell souvenirs and accessories. If you want to indulge in some tummy therapy, then there are also some local delicacies to dig into. A Sunday well spent is guaranteed.
- Senado Square: If you are fashion conscious and don’t want to spend too much to get that trendy look, then head to Senado Square where there are many shops that sell cheap clothes, shoes, sportswear, baby wear, denims and bags. A little bit of looking around may be required, but if you manage to get your hands on what you want then it is worth it. Macao also has a well-established garment manufacturing industry, so getting cheap clothing is easy.
- Red Market: This three-storied wet market is located in San Antonio and was built in 1936. It is made of red bricks, hence the name Red Market. A wide variety of seafood produce is available that comes from Mainland China as well as locally. Meat, poultry, vegetables and fresh fruits are also available. But if all that doesn’t really interest you then there are fresh flowers available outside at the Red Market Pedestrian Street. This place is worth visiting as it gives you a glimpse of daily life in Macao. The Red Market opens daily from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm.
- Cinema Alegria Night Market: For a different kind of budget shopping experience, head to the weekend night market outside Cinema Alegria. Also known as the Lin Kai Market, this place is known for cheap fabrics and readymade clothes and has a variety of local delicacies to try. It is worth taking a look at as it located close to the Lin Kai Temple and the Cinema Alegria, which itself is an Art Deco structure and the place is full of life, especially on weekends.
- Three Lamps District: The heart of the historic Three Lamps District is where you should be if budget shopping is on your mind. This circle, as well as the streets around it, is packed with small shops, boutiques and street vendors that specialise in inexpensive clothes that are mostly surplus and seconds from major brands. If that’s not all, then the Santo Domingo City Market, which is also in the same area, is a great place to go and shop. This is one of Macau’s best places to look for bargains and you will not be disappointed.
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